Restaurants Going Digital to Avoid POS Supply Chain Crisis Paperless Solutions Eliminate Hardware Dependency
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Since March of last year, restaurant owners have faced what seems like a lifetime of challenges that have threatened long-standing businesses and livelihoods. Operators have adopted contactless dining and delivery solutions to sustain business through the pandemic. Additionally, owners have successfully countered the ongoing labor crisis by adopting seamlessly integrated online, mobile, and remote ordering and payment solutions that promotes customers working in tandem with merchants increasing productivity and satisfaction.
A new challenge has emerged that is impacting every global market and business sector. A shortage of semi-conductor chips has slowed manufacturing production resulting in a backlog of shipments that is bringing supply-chains to a halt at US cargo ports. Specifically, impacting restaurants is the inability to obtain equipment that runs the POS technology and solutions required to manage restaurants and serve customers. Mission-critical point of sale products such as, traditional touch-screen terminals, payment devices, printers, cash drawers, and other components are “out of stock” well into 2022 while dramatically increasing in price.
For more than two decades, Aldelo has developed POS solutions and features that are important to restaurants today while confidently knowing that the features needed for tomorrow, are available; at no additional cost. More restaurants are realizing that “tomorrow is now today,” as Aldelo Express Cloud POS users are seamlessly moving away from legacy hardware-dependent solutions to digital and paperless solutions, improving performance and lowering costs.
The Aldelo Express Cloud POS restaurant technology platform offers a rich ecosystem of FREE merchant- and customer-facing iPad-based solutions and applications that are available to Aldelo Express users with the click of button, including full-featured POS, smart kitchen display systems (KDS), self-service kiosks, interactive multi-media customer displays, and more.
What does this mean for Aldelo Express Cloud POS users?
iPad and Android POS counter, kiosk, mobile, and remote POS ordering and payment devices synchronize and operate seamlessly, delivering orders digitally to a smart kitchen display system (KDS). Each POS device supports up to 20 kitchen or bar displays.
Going digital and paperless in a kitchen and/or bar means removing traditional mechanical printers from these environments and eliminating potential failure points. Going digital means no longer purchasing and stocking cases of paper and boxes of ink ribbon cartridges. Restaurants can configure order details by individual prep station, by a person’s role, view single or multiple orders at a time, and select text size and colors for identifying special modifiers/instructions. Staff can easily recall previous orders.
Restaurants can select from a variety of screen sizes, brackets and cables that are conveniently available locally or online.
Moving from traditional paper to digital guest receipts is easy. Restaurants capture customer credit card, gift, and loyalty payments electronically on a POS device screen or remotely through a secure digital wallet. Customers receive receipts digitally via email or text. If operators wish to provide a printed receipt, they can utilize a single traditional printer for the entire operation, instead of having several across the restaurant.
Utilizing an iPad-based self-service kiosk app and kitchen display system (KDS) enables the restaurant staff operational flexibility for expertly executing front and back of house duties resulting in increased productivity and customer satisfaction.
So go digital and paperless today and don’t worry about tomorrow!
In addition to its FREE “digital and paperless POS solutions and applications,” Aldelo has purchased and secured safety-stock of mission-critical POS hardware products like POS and payment devices, printers, and cash drawers. Products are solely for new and current Aldelo merchants and sold at “normal cost,” filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, as supplies last.
Restaurants that use “ultra-competitive” Aldelo Pay or Aldelo Partner Merchant Services receive a Centralized Multi-Store Restaurant Technology Platform at ZERO COST including Aldelo Express Cloud POS, Masa+ Online Ordering, Unlimited Licenses, Software Releases, Software Upgrades and 24/7 Technical Support
If you would like to learn more about this and other available iPad based Aldelo Express Cloud POS solutions, please contact an Aldelo representative today firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not forget to ask us about the Aldelo Express Cloud POS free demo trial offer!
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